1001 17th Street – Roof Deck

Rooftop Deck Building Amenity 6,500sf

CLIENT GOALS
Create a rooftop deck as a building amenity for this downtown Denver office building. Design an exterior landscaped space with outdoor areas for meeting, collaboration and recreational activities which tenants can use as an extension of their own space. Make the rooftop deck an amenity that helps to lease the building and retain existing tenants. Make the environment visible to passersby on 17th Street. Design a connecting stair that connects the deck to an indoor collaboration center located on the level below.

DESIGN SOLUTION
The design features pergolas with landscape vines to shield the users from the sun. The pergolas house small meeting spaces to be used by small groups and individuals as outdoor work spaces. Four gazebos provide seating for community tables or larger outdoor meetings. Landscaping is designed with a green roof approach with light weight growing medium and irrigation allowing medium height plants. A raised deck system with pedestals allows for drainage to existing roof drains. An arched opening at the perimeter wall provides a view to the deck from 17th Street below.